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Family Bash

An interactive graphic novel, 2022

"Family Bash" is a caustic but faithful portrait of the contemporary French family that attempts – by focusing on a seemingly ordinary family gathering – to understand why and how the members of one and the same family are bound together, despite the generational, technological, economic and political divides, and how these ties change over the years.

"Family Bash" is an interactive graphic novel aimed at a young adult audience, halfway between a visual novel and an interactive animated film. The player progresses by choosing actions or dialogues from a list of choices, as in a game in which you are the hero (such as Bury Me My Love, Oxenfree, 80 Days, Sorcery!, etc.). You play the part of a young woman or a young man of 30, a member of the…

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    Technical Info & Short Credits

    Format
    Video games
    Genre
    Fiction
    Duration
    2h30 - 3h
    Technique
    Animation
    Storyline
    Anthony Jauneaud, Edouard Philippe, Charles Lebrun
    Game design
    Edouard Philippe, Charles Lebrun
    Narration
    Anthony Jauneaud, Charles Lebrun
    Illustration
    Geoffroy Monde
    Animation
    La mécanique du plastique, Nicolas Liautaud, Nicolas Dubois
    UI
    La mécanique du plastique, Nicolas Liautaud, Nicolas Dubois
    Sound design
    Nicolas Dubois, Rafael Torres, Luis Torres
    Music
    Colorswap Studios, Rafael Torres, Luis Torres
    Programming
    Lucas Curci, Bastien Stenafi
    Tooling
    Lucas Curci, Bastien Stenafi
    French/English translation
    Rachel Aicard
    Production
    Atomic Racoon Studio, Kilosaurus
    Publisher
    ARTE France

    Credits

    Unique features

    • Special focus on different levels of language

      Not only does each generation speak differently, but each character has their own verbal tics and way of speaking.

    • Fully rounded, believable characters

      The twenty or so characters that make "Family Bash" tick can only exist if they change during the adventure.

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